3-Ingredient Italian Salmon

Who says that healthy and frugal food has to be complicated? One of my favorite recipes is this incredibly healthy Italian salmon recipe that can be made with 3 ingredients (plus salt and pepper) in 20 minutes. This Italian salmon is our family’s #1 favorite budget-friendly, restaurant-quality dish! We buy our salmon at Costco for […]

Simple Sausage, Spinach And Cheddar Quiche

This sausage, spinach and cheddar quiche is a delicious dish to bring to a potluck brunch…or to eat for dinner! The beauty of this quiche dish is that once you commit the egg, milk and seasoning measurements to memory, you can get creative with the meats, vegetables and cheeses. I often make different variations of this dish to […]

Before: My Groovy 70’s Kitchen

I told you about my “new” kitchen last week in this post. Today, I want to share more details of my 70’s kitchen so you can appreciate what my kitchen will look like in 4 to 6 weeks. 🙂 In this first picture below, you can see the wall of cabinets and bars that created […]

St.Patty’s Day Shamrock Pancakes

It’s that time of year again! The time of year when you can add spinach to everything and call it a “St. Patty’s Day” treat. I’m Irish, my husband’s Irish and my married name even has an apostrophe in it. Needless to say, we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day around this house – rainbows, pots of […]

How To Never Run Out Of Dairy-free Cookies

With Valentine’s day approaching, my calendar is filled to the brim with parties. School parties, friend parties, gal parties…oh my! I love to party so I’m definitely not complaining, but parties equal sweet treats which can be a nightmare when you have a preschooler that needs to steer clear of dairy. (Think = buttercream frosting, milk chocolate kisses and butter-laden sugar […]

Easy Dairy-free Cream Of Chicken Soup

What’s a casserole without cream-of-something soup? When I started cooking (mostly) dairy-free for a family member, I found plenty of delicious alternatives, such as smart balance butter, almond milk and daiya brand cheese. One thing that was hard to come by was cream of (fill-in the blank) chicken, broccoli, mushroom, etc. soups. I wanted an affordable and tasty alternative that […]

How To Make A Big Wheel Construction Cake

“I want to eat a BIG wheel!” That’s what every little boy at my son’s third birthday party said when they first laid eyes on his cake. One of the boys even managed to bypass cake security – twice – and snatch a wheel before the cake was cut! (But can you blame him? No way!) After being tested on a group of opinionated […]

Easy Dairy-Free Pesto!

Happy Labor Day! I hope you all had a fabulous holiday weekend. We went out of town and had a blast, but now, we’re paying for the great time with mountains of laundry, tired kids and a wildly overgrown yard. On the upside, we returned to a garden with more basil than I know what to do with. (I’m not complaining about […]

Chicken Avocado Bacon Salad

This recipe is DELISH! I would eat it every single meal, every single day. No joke. I first made the recipe “Chicken Avocado Salad” on EmilyBites.com. (I just love her blog!) I was hooked right away, but a few of the ingredients prevented me from making it too often – fresh cilantro (they don’t have […]

My Dad’s Delicious Shrimp Kabobs

I just got back from THE BEST vacation ever. One of my very favorite friends got married and I got to spend (as my 4-year-old would say) “7 sleeps” with my family! Plus, to top it off, my dad cooked the most delicious grilled dinners for the family almost every night. So, I DIDN’T COOK ONCE! One […]